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Lacey Man Arrested On Burglary Charges, Connected To Local Break-Ins

A 41-year-old Lacey man has been arrested on burglary charges in connection the reported break-ins in the township and elsewhere, police said.

Ned Berwanger of Lanoka Harbor was charged with burglary, theft, and fraudulent use of credit cards.

The arrest came after detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department executed a search warrant at 841 Hanley Street in Lanoka Harbor during the evening hours of Tuesday.

The search warrant came as a result of a five-week investigation into dozens of car burglaries throughout Lacey Township extending back to November of 2013 through this past week (1/10/14).

During the search warrant, detectives seized dozens of pieces of personal property believed to be the illegal proceeds of car burglaries committed in Lacey Township as well as elsewhere in Ocean County.

The five-week investigation began as a concern of drug distribution from 841 Hanley Street and led to the inclusion of burglary offenses as a focus of the investigation.

Berwanger was committed to the Ocean County Correctional Facility with bail set at $100,000 no 10 percent option.

Due to the complexity of the investigation and the need for considerable follow-up, the investigation will continue and additional charges will be prepared in the days and weeks to come.

The Lacey Township Police Department thanks the public for submitting anonymous "crime tips" related to this case through the Police Department website over the past five weeks.
hardesthit January 15, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Glad they caught him and showed his picture, now sir, I would like the $6 dollars you took from my car last week returned to me please.
Deborah Hergert January 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Glad they caught you. My husband and I would love to have his High School Ring that you took from his truck on New Years Eve.
Muff Dyver January 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Michelle Finne Richardson January 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM
good job Lacey PD!
Nicholas Cage the II January 15, 2014 at 12:03 PM
Garbage People : )
grace January 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
ned berwanger lol now theres a name
grace January 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM
@haresthit i am glad they got him too! and you know what i would put in a claim for that damn 6 bucks too! we had stuff stolen out of our car too because we forgot one summer night to lock it..ive learned my lesson but i will be damned if i blame myself for it! how about keep off my property and out of my stuff!!!!!
grace January 15, 2014 at 12:11 PM
tr January 15, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Lacey's neighborhood watch programs are woking. We should now have Florida's George Zimmerman come to each watch groups meeting to enhance specialized observation and protection methods of threat ELIMINATION! After that he could give classes on tall tree identification methods and rope knot techniques. Ha! Ha! But, I do agree that this picture should be more public. Maybe a wall of SHAME at the police station or even in the schools, so that kids know who the bad people really are and to stay away from them.
Joey Joe January 15, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Such a fine looking fellow....
Isheet Mipants January 15, 2014 at 06:19 PM
Hanely seems to be a hotbed for illegals .the a pedifile named Arp over there too.
gettin by January 16, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Springsteen lives in Lacey. Wow.
stephen james January 16, 2014 at 11:08 AM
BRUCE !!!!!!!
can January 17, 2014 at 08:31 PM
hahhh now he doesnt have to steal from you. You pay to keep him in jail. WIN-WIN?
The Captain January 19, 2014 at 09:52 AM
Cut his hands off like they do in other countries. Ok, maybe just a finger. He has 9 more.
anne greene January 21, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Joe Quinn February 18, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Look at his facial expression, looks like hes thinkin "shit man, how am I gonna get my crack now??(or Heroin,I forgot hes a lacey resident) lol....sorry ya'll im a resident too, but the fact is, the truth hurts.....Good job Lacey neighborhood watch, another theiving drug addict loser off our streets!!!


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